This fun numbered table was created by Michele from Shelstring with Liquorice and Vanilla Frosting. Come find out how she did it!

I purchased this table years ago at a consignment shop.

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It was when I finally started buying real quality furniture, not cheap particle board. I loved the stencil, finished look of it, but it had gotten pretty tired over the years with all it’s love and abuse (I use that term loosely..eh-hem!).

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I started by painting it in Vanilla Frosting on top and then started drawing my design. I hated it! That’s when I decided to paint the top Liquorice.

I LOVE these colors!!

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At first I thought that with the table’s shape and all, it would be easy to decide on what kind of look to give it. After all, there are myriads of inspiration for a basic round side table out there all over Pinterest and blog land, right? Wrong. Nothing seemed to be going well in my mind upon application. Then one day, I realized that the ideas I had were far too organized for this apparently free spirited little table! I have been really liking the number look on many things I’ve created lately. As a consequence, I have collected all these cut out numbers in various sizes from other projects already.

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So I decided to just scatter them around and stencil them where they were with very little thought, using Vanilla Frosting again.

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Some of the paint came over the edges, which wasn’t a concern since I planned on roughing it up a little anyway.

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I love, love, LOVE the way Liquorice sands! It turns a little dark greyish.

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I sealed it off with some Tough Coat and…voila!

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Complete satisfaction.

Now it sits in my retail space just hoping it won’t get sold. Silly, I know, but I love this piece and there is a bittersweet-ness that goes along with those you put so much thought into. Not selling would give me the excuse to bring it home and use it.

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Don’t you think the roses from my back yard just “pop” on this little table?

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Amazing how a little paint can add so much character, isn’t it?

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Michele {Shelstring}

Hi! I’m Michele, mother of seven and wife to my dream man. I blog over at Shelstring where you will find DIY tips, tutorials, recipes, crafts (I use that term loosely) and much more! I have been blogging for 6 years because of my passion for creating and re-doing things. Nothing gives me a bigger rush then to have completed the perfect piece. I hope that my work inspires you to know that you have the ability and can accomplish great things. I’m so excited to be a part of Country Chic Paint’s blogger community!

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